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Loch Lomond Landscape, Scotland

This evening, I am posting images taken on a recent 8.5 mile circular walk in the Loch Lomond National Park, Scotland.

Loch Lomond is the largest expanse of freshwater in Great Britain. It is the centrepiece of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and is surrounded by mountainous landscapes including Ben Lomond.

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View of Dumbarton from Dumbarton Castle

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Balloch, Loch Lomond and drove south for about 15 minutes to Dumbarton where we visited the castle. Dumbarton Castle has a long history dating back to the first millennia when it was the power centre of the Kingdom of Strathclyde, subsequently a medieval fortification and then a gun battery in the early 19th century. Despite persistent rain we visited all aspects of the site which offered good views of the Firth of Clyde and Dumbarton. The castle site is home to a wide range of flora and bird life.

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Scottish Blackface Sheep at Aberfoyle

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Dunkeld and drove south for one hour to our first stop of Inchmahome Priory which is located on an island in the Lake of Menteith. This now ruined structure dates from the 13th century and was home to a contingent of Augustinian canons. Our key reason for visiting the site was the Mary, Queen of Scots connection; Mary was taken here as a child, in September 1547, for safety in the face of threat from an English army based near Edinburgh

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